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Indoor show drones make history on Broadway

Over the past year, 398 audiences of up to 2,000 people witnessed an octet of colorful lampshades perform an airborne choreography during Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway show Paramour, which ran until ...
14 June 2017, by

The Robot Academy: Lessons in image formation and 3D vision

The Robot Academy is a new learning resource from Professor Peter Corke and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the team behind the award-winning Introduction to Robotics and Robotic Visio...
13 June 2017, by

New Horizon 2020 robotics projects, 2016: Co4Robots

In 2016, the European Union co-funded 17 new robotics projects from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation. 16 of these resulted from the robotics work programme, and 1 proje...
09 June 2017, by

Teaching ROS quickly to students

Lecturer Steffen Pfiffner of University of Weingarten in Germany is teaching ROS to 26 students at the same time at a very fast pace. His students, all of them within the Master on Computer Science of...
09 June 2017, by

No more playing games: AlphaGo AI to tackle some real world challenges

Humankind lost another important battle with artificial intelligence (AI) last month when AlphaGo beat the world’s leading Go player Ke Jie by three games to zero. AlphaGo is an AI program develo...
08 June 2017, by

RoboCup video series: @Home league

RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal to advance the state of the art of intelligent robots. Established in 1997, the original mission was to field a team of robots capable o...
07 June 2017, by


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Localization uncertainty-aware exploration planning

Autonomous exploration and reliable mapping of unknown environments corresponds to a major challenge for mobile robotic systems. For many important application domains, such as industrial inspection o...

Looking at new trends in Distributed Robotics Systems and Society

It isn’t a secret that distributed robotic systems are starting to revolutionize many applications from targeted material delivery (e.g., Amazon Robotics) to precision farming. Assisted by technolog...
06 June 2017, by

Europe regulates robotics: Summer school brings together researchers and experts in robotics

After a successful 2016 first edition, our next summer school cohort on The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications will take place in Pisa at the Scuola Sant’An...
01 June 2017, by

RoboCup video series: Rescue league

RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal to advance the state of the art of intelligent robots. Established in 1997, the original mission was to field a team of robots capable o...
31 May 2017, by

New Horizon 2020 robotics projects, 2016: BADGER

In 2016, the European Union co-funded 17 new robotics projects from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation. 16 of these resulted from the robotics work programme, and 1 proje...
26 May 2017, by

The Robot Academy: An open online robotics education resource

The Robot Academy is a new learning resource from Professor Peter Corke and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the team behind the award-winning Introduction to Robotics and Robotic Visio...
26 May 2017, by

Robotics classes in temples: Tradition and innovation in Japan

Robotera: Is the fusion of robots (robo) and temples (tera, in Japanese). Buddhist temples in Japan are offering robotic classes to foster interest in future generations in Buddhist culture and tem...
25 May 2017, by

RoboCup video series: Soccer league

RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal to advance the state of the art of intelligent robots. Established in 1997, the original mission was to field a team of robots capable o...
24 May 2017, by

Finding the right morphology to simplify control for soft robotics

The way animals move has yet to be matched by robotic systems. This is because biological systems exploit compliant mechanisms in ways their robotic cousins do not. However, recent advances in soft ro...
23 May 2017, by

EduExo: Robotic exoskeletons for everyone

For decades robotic exoskeletons were the subject of science fiction novels and movies. But in recent years, exoskeleton technology has made huge progress towards reality and exciting research project...
22 May 2017, by

New Horizon 2020 robotics projects, 2016: An.Dy

In 2016, the European Union co-funded 17 new robotics projects from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation. 16 of these resulted from the robotics work programme, and 1 proje...
19 May 2017, by

RoboCup video series: 20 years of history

RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal to advance the state of the art of intelligent robots. Established in 1997, the original mission was to field a team of robots capable o...
17 May 2017, by

Watch this omnicopter fetch a ball

We have developed a computationally efficient trajectory generator for six degrees-of-freedom multirotor vehicles, i.e. vehicles that can independently control their position and attitude. The traject...
17 May 2017, by

Meet the labs of NCCR Robotics: Paik Lab

Meet the NCCR Robotics Paik Lab (RRL, EPFL) - headed by Professor Jamie Paik, the lab is dedicated to creating interactive robotic systems using cutting edge manufacturing techniques. The lab speciali...
15 May 2017, by

Farming (r)evolution

This article was originally published on IEC e-Tech. Click here to view the original post. Many advances in electric self‑driving car technology and robotics are transferring across to industrial...
12 May 2017, by

What is machine learning?

In this article, we explain in plain language machine learning....

Smart Grasping System available on ROS Development Studio

Would you like to make a robot to grasp something, but you think that is impossible to you just because you can’t buy a robot arm? I’m here to tell that you can definitely achieve this without buy...
10 May 2017, by

LIDAR vs RADAR: A detailed comparison

I was recently asked about the differences between RADAR and LIDAR. I gave the generic answer about LIDAR having higher resolution and accuracy than RADAR. And RADAR having a longer range and performi...
09 May 2017, by

Programming your NAO robot for human interaction

Today we are looking at how to program your NAO Robot for Human Interaction. Watch the video and follow the steps below to get interactive with your robot pal! [embed]https://youtu.be/fT8rNQEs-_w[/...
09 May 2017, by

Machine Learning with OpenAI Gym on ROS Development Studio

Imagine how easy it would be to learn skating, if only it doesn’t hurt everytime you fall. Unfortunately, we, humans,  don’t have that option. Robots, however, can now “learn” their skills o...
08 May 2017, by

TrotBot take two: Galloping like a horse

Hi, I’m Ben. I was a member of the team that developed a new walking mechanism, TrotBot, that we eventually scaled up to the size of a mini-van (you can read my original post here). Now, at DIYwalke...
04 May 2017, by

Are gestures the future of robotic control?

A few decades ago, touchscreens were impressive, yet clunky pieces of technology reserved for applications that did little more than show off that touchscreens were possible. Today’s touchscreens ar...
29 April 2017, by

SICK LMS full LIDAR teardown

I recently found a SICK LMS291 in the trash (dumpster diving time!). It is a bit of an older model---manufactured in August 2000---however the fundamentals should be similiar to the current generation...
28 April 2017, by

Cooperative payload transportation with UAVs

Delivery robots are touted as gaining widespread popularity in the near future. Wheeled models could be suitable for urban areas, while UAVs have great potential in accessing difficult areas and carr...
27 April 2017, by







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